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Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit

Benjamin J. Wetzel


Theodore Roosevelt is well-known as a rancher, hunter, naturalist, soldier, historian, explorer, and statesman. His visage is etched on Mount Rushmore—alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln—as a symbol of his vast and consequential legacy. While Roosevelt’s storied life has been written about from many angles, no modern book probes deeply into his engagement with religious beliefs, practices, and controversies despite his lifelong church attendance and commentary on religious issues. Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit traces Roosevelt’s per ... More

Keywords: Theodore Roosevelt, American religion, American Christianity, ecumenism, separation of church and state, righteousness, Reformed Protestantism, American Catholicism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198865803
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198865803.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin J. Wetzel, author
Assistant Professor of History, Taylor University